Due to coronavirus the number of face-to-face clinic appointment slots have been reduced to protect patients and clinic staff by allowing social distancing and reducing the need for patients to travel and be exposed to hospital and clinic environments. We offer video surgical consultations for patients who are self-isolating, unable to or don’t want to travel and would recommend video consultation as the default first consultation.
During a video consultation we can review any existing documents you have, take a thorough history and do some clinical examination of your shoulder and elbow and order necessary investigations. As long as you have a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC with a webcam, speakers and microphone, we can do your consultation by video. If there is a need for physical examination or outpatient treatment such as injections, we will offer you a face-to-face consultation.
After a video consultation you and your GP will be sent a letter confirming the details of the consultation just as we do during a face-to-face consultation. Our video consultation slots are 30 minutes long but for some follow-up appointments they may be shorter.
In this video we explain what we can achieve during video consultations: